In the Country with Soft Pastels

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In the Country, Soft Pastels Assortment, Stampin Up!, Brian King

In the Country is not a stamp set I’d normally be drawn to because I like bold lines and vivid images, but there are some great ways to showcase this stamp set. When I came across my Soft Pastels Assortment while organizing over the weekend, I was excited to ink up this set. So glad I did! I liked the finished result so much that I opted to NOT include a sentiment on the outside of the card (which doesn’t often happen for me).

Here’s a look at the In the Country stamp set, a Sale-a-Bration option through the end of February:

In the Country, Stampin Up! 160828The  Soft Pastels Assortment includes Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy and Poppy Parade chalk pastels. Here’s a look at the under-used Soft Pastels from Stampin’ Up!’s 2022 Annual Catalog:

Soft Pastels Assortment, Stampin Up! 154585

The Soft Pastels Assortment includes chalk pastels that can be paired with Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Daubers, Blending Brushes, and Water Painters for an artistic look. I stamped the image with VersaMark and swiped the Mossy Meadow soft pastel across the paper, allowing the sticky VersaMark to pick up more of the chalk. I used a Sponge Dauber to blend the chalk into the Thick Very Vanilla around the edges of the paper. So easy!

In the Country, Soft Pastels Assortment, Stampin Up!, Brian King

A simple image deserves many layers of cardstock. That should be a rule! If you like this mix of Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow

Stamps: In the Country  Papers: Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Thick Very Vanilla  Inks: VersaMark  Accessories: Soft Pastels Assortment, Stampin’ Dimensionals


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  1. Very classy and I love the soft color!

  2. This card is so pretty! This hasn’t been one of my favorite stamp sets either until I saw your card! I have never tried the Soft Pastels! Thank you for sharing how you created this! Love it!

  3. +love this card can you give ne the measurements and the colors you used thank you

  4. Great idea and use of the pastels. Love the simplicity and soft color.

  5. Lovely card and a great idea for the background!

  6. Beautiful card that illustrates how less can be more. The card colors and layers are just perfect as is the subtly colored background and finely etched stamp art.

  7. WOW…I would never have thought to use the chalks to do this, but it is perfect! It’s a mini version of what we might see in an art gallery. So soft, so pretty. If I’m understanding correctly, you stamped in Versamark, then did not use embossing powder? You just swiped the chalks over the Versamark. Brilliant! This is why you are “the king”.

  8. Your card is very pretty. I love your awesome coloring with chalks. Enjoy your day!

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